PEERS: A Parent-Supported Evidence Based Social Skills Intervention for Adolescents with ASD

Martin is a 14-year-old boy who has recently starting expressing increased levels of anxiety, particularly about his impending transition into high school starting this fall. Martin was diagnosed with ASD as a younger child and finding a place among his peers has always been an obstacle. Although...

Parent-Implemented Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

While the background noise of daily life includes a stream of fascinating new findings concerning the neurobiology of autism, parents of children with ASD face the urgent, present-day challenge of enhancing their children’s social, cognitive, linguistic, and adaptive development in every possible...

Renowned Autism Expert Catherine Lord, PhD, Answers Questions for Parents

Why should parents bring their child with autism to the NYU Child Study Center? The NYU Child Study Center is one of the nation’s premier centers for treatment of child and adolescent psychiatric and learning disorders including autism. The Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Service at the NYU Child...

Social Skills Groups: What Does the Research Tell Us?

Social skills deficits are considered to be one of the critical diagnostic impairments that define autism and Asperger Syndrome, so it is perhaps not surprising that both school personnel and clinicians in the community frequently recommend that a child or adolescent on the autism spectrum should...